Author: Dr. Shuddhananda Bharati
Poet Subramania Bharathiyar is a Renaissance poet; he has breathed a new life into Tamil; it is because of hi the barren land of Tamilagam has turned into a grove in sprind. He is himsels the nitghtingale of that grove. In his Kuyil Pattu (Songs of the Nightingale), the poet wants himself transformet into a nightingale.
Subramania Bharathiyar often regarded himself to be a nightingale. In Pondicherry, he enjoyed greatly roaming around in the groves where the nightingales were always singing. As such, considering the beauty of his writings, the melody of his voice, the sweetness of his speech and his great achievement of giving a new life to the World of Tamil, it is very appropriate to call him ‘Poet Nightingale Bharathi’.